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The End Of The End Of The Earth

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 9780374719289
Genre : Literary Collections
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A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.” For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calamities, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world. Franzen’s great loves are literature and birds, and The End of the End of the Earth is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one’s prejudices, he writes, literature “invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.” Whatever his subject, Franzen’s essays are always skeptical of received opinion, steeped in irony, and frank about his own failings. He’s frank about birds, too (they kill “everything imaginable”), but his reporting and reflections on them—on seabirds in New Zealand, warblers in East Africa, penguins in Antarctica—are both a moving celebration of their beauty and resilience and a call to action to save what we love. Calm, poignant, carefully argued, full of wit, The End of the End of the Earth provides a welcome breath of hope and reason.

To The End Of The Earth

Author : Stanley M. Hordes
ISBN : 9780231503181
Genre : Religion
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In 1981, while working as New Mexico State Historian, Stanley M. Hordes began to hear stories of Hispanos who lit candles on Friday night and abstained from eating pork. Puzzling over the matter, Hordes realized that these practices might very well have been passed down through the centuries from early crypto-Jewish settlers in New Spain. After extensive research and hundreds of interviews, Hordes concluded that there was, in New Mexico and the Southwest, a Sephardic legacy derived from the converso community of Spanish Jews. In To the End of the Earth, Hordes explores the remarkable story of crypto-Jews and the tenuous preservation of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the past five hundred years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their Jewish origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to escape persecution by migrating to the New World and settling in the far reaches of the northern Mexican frontier. Drawing on individual biographies (including those of colonial officials accused of secretly practicing Judaism), family histories, Inquisition records, letters, and other primary sources, Hordes provides a richly detailed account of the economic, social and religious lives of crypto-Jews during the colonial period and after the annexation of New Mexico by the United States in 1846. While the American government offered more religious freedom than had the Spanish colonial rulers, cultural assimilation into Anglo-American society weakened many elements of the crypto-Jewish tradition. Hordes concludes with a discussion of the reemergence of crypto-Jewish culture and the reclamation of Jewish ancestry within the Hispano community in the late twentieth century. He examines the publicity surrounding the rediscovery of the crypto-Jewish community and explores the challenges inherent in a study that attempts to reconstruct the history of a people who tried to leave no documentary record.

News From The End Of The Earth

Author : John Hickman
ISBN : 185065378X
Genre : Chile
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This text describes Chile's recent experience in its regional and historical setting. It presents a view of the bitter conflicts of the 1970s and 80s and the struggle to restore democratic government in 1988-9. It also offers an assessment of the civilian governments of Aylwin and Frei.

To The End Of The Earth

Author : Tom Avery
ISBN : 9781466817586
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out to recreate this 100-year-old journey, using the same equipment as Peary, to prove that Peary had indeed done what he had claimed and discovered the North Pole. Navigating treacherous pressure ridges, deadly channels of open water, bitterly cold temperatures, and traveling in a similar style to Peary's with dog teams and replica wooden sledges bound together with cord, Avery tells the story of how his team covered 413 nautical miles to the North Pole in thirty-six days and twenty-two hours—some four hours faster than Peary. Weaving fascinating polar exploration history with thrilling extreme adventure, this is Avery's story of how he and his team nearly gave their lives proving Peary told the truth.

News From The End Of The Earth

Author : Maggie O'Connor
ISBN : 9781304945778
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To See The Earth Before The End Of The World

Author : Ed Roberson
ISBN : 0819571016
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the Voelcker Award (PEN America) (2016) In To See the Earth Before the End of the World Ed Roberson presents us with 120 new poems, each speaking in his unique voice and seen through his unique eye. Earth and sky, neighborhood life and ancient myths, the art of seeing and the architecture of the imagination are all among the subjects of these poems. Recurring images and ideas construct a complex picture of our world, ourselves, and the manifold connections tying them together. The poems raise large questions about the natural world and our place in it, and they do not flinch from facing up to those questions. Roberson’s poems range widely through different scales of time and space, invoking along the way history and myth, galaxies and garbage trucks, teapots and the history of photography, mating cranes and Chicago's political machine. This collection is composed of five sequences, each developing a particular constellation of images and ideas related to the vision of the whole. Various journeys become one journey—an epic journey, invoking epic themes. There are songs of creation, pictures of the sorrows of war, celebrations of human labor and human society, a respect for tools and domestic utensils that are well made, the deep background of the past tingeing the colors of the present, and the tragic tones of endings and laments, a pervading awareness of the tears in things. Most of all, there is the exhilaration of a grand, sweeping vision that enlarges our world.

It S Not The End Of The Earth But You Can See It From Here

Author : Roger Welsch
ISBN : 0803298080
Genre : Humor
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Roger Welsch did what many Americans only dream of doing. While still in his professional prime, the folklorist and humorist quit a tenured professorship and headed toward the hinterland. Resettled in the open heart of Nebraska with his wife, Welsch proceeded to learn how to live. It?s Not the End of the Earth, but You Can See It from Here is, in his own words, "a celebration" of his "rural education." ø These twenty-eight tales of the Great Plains convey in familiar Welschian style "the importance, charm, beauty, and value of the typical." They describe the wisdom that Welsch?s new-found teachers share with him. From everyday country people, he learns the fine arts of relaxing, using his noggin, trusting his instincts, and laughing a lot more, while Omaha Indian friends teach him the most profound lessons of all.

Patagonia

Author : Tim Hauf
ISBN : 0972074325
Genre : Photography
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Patagonia is a wild and desolate land located near the tip of South America that includes portions of Chile and Argentina. It is a wild and windswept land, featuring spectacular granite towers, some of the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, and grassy steppes where colorful gauchos herd cattle and sheep across limitless prairies. Patagonia has always appealed to a special kind of traveler, lured by lofty summits and stupendous scenery. It's the kind of land where you can wander at will and find yourself lost in the most interesting ways.Tim Hauf captures the spirit of this remarkable place in over 130 photographs that run the gamut from stunning vistas to intimate details. Conger Beasley provides an illuminating text that describes the fascinating history of this remote world, as well as its remarkable flora and fauna.

The Beginning And End Of The Earth As We Know It

Author : John W. Pyles
ISBN : 9781617771927
Genre : Religion
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I have a friend who recently told me that the Lord has to return this year because he can't hold out any longer. Others want to know when he is coming so they can slack off until that day. My reaction is radically different. The more facts that we learn about the end of the age, the more motivated we should become. Many Christians have the point of view that he hasn't returned in 2,000 years so there is no reason to believe that he will return in their lifetime. These people are in for a shock. Have you ever wondered if there was any way to tell when the world will end? Does it puzzle you why the Magi knew when Jesus came the first time and yet we are told that we can't know when he will return? John Pyles seeks to prove that we can indeed know the course and timetable of end-times events. Using a series of biblical clues, John establishes a timeline for Creation, the birth of Christ, and His Second Coming. We truly can know and understand The Beginning and End of the World as We Know It.

The End Of The Earth Stories Of Caminos

Author : Dr. Guylene Gigi Tree
ISBN : 9781646203680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many people have heard of the Camino de Santiago, the network of pilgrim trails in Spain that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwest Spain. Some of those people have walked it. Even more have considered walking it. Still others are fascinated by the adventure but do not see it as an adventure they would do. If you find yourself in any of these three characterizations, this book is for you. If you have walked a camino, you will enjoy the stories as they bring back memories of your walk. If you are considering walking a Camino, the information will better acquaint you with what to expect. If you enjoy stories of adventure, this book will let you walk in the authors shoes in ways you never thought possible. A fun read, full of adventures, mishaps, fun times, missteps, and spiritual moments.

Etidorpha

Author : John Uri Lloyd
ISBN : NYPL:33433046357897
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End Of The Earth

Author : Peter Matthiessen
ISBN : UOM:39015059971211
Genre : Nature
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The author recounts his voyage through the islands around Antarctica, describing the region's wildlife as well as the region itself while sharing historical information about the pioneers and adventurers who preceded him.

Is The End Of The World Near?

Author : Ron Miller
ISBN : 9780761373964
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces end of the world scenarios, including self-destruction through nuclear war or continued environmental exploitation, humanity wiped out by a pandemic, or an asteroid or comet strike destroying Earth.

The Time In The End In The Book Of Revelation

Author : Thomas C. Nixon
ISBN : 9781403340696
Genre : Religion
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Exchanging Pleasantries begins in a fictional version of a town known as Beverly Massachusetts and takes a trip to the streets of New York City where MC takes a chance at re-arranging his life-style by fibbing to his long time companions about a job offer concerning his life's dream, writing. He lands in what becomes a new world of all work, chasing dreams, and exchanging pleasantries with a mixture of new found characters. It is a fun, feel good taste of the North East with a sprinkle of romance and a dash of racial tension.

To The End Of The Earth

Author : James Kenneth Mathews
ISBN : NWU:35556001521202
Genre : Bible
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The End And The Beginning From Darkness To Light

Author : James Edward L' Smith
ISBN : 9781469190709
Genre : Religion
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The End and The Beginning: From Darkness to Light is a dramatic portrayal of the Son of God, the Pioneer of our faith: JESUS as depicted in the four gospels. This is His story: a story that reaffirms our belief and faith in Him as our Savior. He Was a Galilean Jew and well-acquainted with Jewish law. His birth, ministry, death and resurrection serve as a basis of Gods continuing proclamation of joy and sadness, despair and hope, isolation and crowds and apparent defeat but in the end VICTORY! It is a story that never leaves us: a story that our parents, the sons and daughters of slaves, born of religious convictions and faith, shared with us during the days of our early youth amidst sweat, tears and a weary life. They referred to Him, both in song and thought as their Sweet Little Jesus Boy. This was the only thing that they truly could claim as their own. A CHILD A SON IS GIVEN UNTO YOU AS GOD HAD PROMISED! Like our fan page on Facebook...

Salt Of The Earth

Author : Peter Seewald
ISBN : 9780898706406
Genre : Religion
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An interview in the late 1990s with the future Pope, then an important Vatican official, explores his life and role in the Church, the problems faced by the Catholic Church at the time, and its future in the twenty-first century.

Alexander The Great

Author : Norman F. Cantor
ISBN : 9780061738821
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines -- heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure." In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great, distinguished scholar and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the personal life and military conquests of this most legendary of men. Cantor draws from the major writings of Alexander's contemporaries combined with the most recent psychological and cultural studies to show Alexander as he was -- a great figure in the ancient world whose puzzling personality greatly fueled his military accomplishments. He describes Alexander's ambiguous relationship with his father, Philip II of Macedon; his oedipal involvement with his mother, the Albanian princess Olympias; and his bisexuality. He traces Alexander's attempts to bridge the East and West, the Greek and Persian worlds, using Achilles, hero of the Trojan War, as his model. Finally, Cantor explores Alexander's view of himself in relation to the pagan gods of Greece and Egypt. More than a biography, Norman Cantor's Alexander the Great is a psychological rendering of a man of his time.

The Real History Of The End Of The World

Author : Sharan Newman
ISBN : 1101186607
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From the author of The Real History Behind the Templars--the origins and stories behind end-of-the-world predictions throughout history, from Revelations to 2012. In entertaining and sharp prose, historian Sharan Newman explores theories of world destruction from ancient times up to the present day- theories which reveal as much about human nature as they do about the predominant historical, scientific, and religious beliefs of the time. Readers will find answers to the following end-of-times questions: ?Did the Mayans really say the world will end in December 2012? ?How have the signs in the New Testament Book of Revelations been interpreted over the years? ?How did ancient Egyptians, Norse, and Chinese think the world would end? ?When did Nostradamus predict that the last days would come? ?Does the I Ching reference 2012? ?Why didn't the world end in Y2K? ?Are meteors, global warming, super-volcanoes, and the threat of nuclear war signs that the end is near?

The End Of The Dinosaurs

Author : Charles Frankel
ISBN : 0521474477
Genre : Science
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Investigates the idea that the natural disaster many scientists suspect caused the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred near Puerto Chicxulub, Mexico, when an asteroid collided with Earth, releasing deadly amounts of energy.

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